More than 100 design objects changed hands for charity
Vito Orazhem, Managing Director of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, hosted the event
Happy bidding with about 140 participants

5,165 euros for charity: impressive auction in the red dot design museum

On 16 December 2012 it was time again: the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen once again auctioned a selection of international design objects and shapely commodity items off. About 140 visitors came to the red dot design museum to witness the second auction of this kind after its successful premiere in December 2011 – and to bid for some nice Christmas presents of course.

Vito Orazhem, Managing Director of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, hosted the event and auctioned more than 100 products from different fields off: from barbeque grill to golf shoes to home appliances, toys and furniture. Most of the ehibits from all over the world came under the hammer at a starting price of 1 euro. A couple of days before Christmas, the participants of the auction had the chance to take home real design highlights for quite a small budget. Furthermore, they did something for charity with their successful bid.

This year’s auction proceeds have been donated to Amnesty International again. The non-profit organisation internationally takes a stand for human rights as well as for personal freedom – the basis for human creativity. "I am happy that the auction was once again a great success and I am overwhelmed by the run and the interest of the visitors. Being the auctioneer was a lot of work. 5,165 euros have been earned for charity which will be donated entirely and without any deductions to Amnesty International", explained the host Vito Orazhem.